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Making Glass Stronger With Nanotechnology
2012-09-25 09:51:24

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Glass is everywhere in our lives. From windows to phone screens to building materials, glass permeates our lives. Scientists who look at the structure of glass strictly by the numbers, however, think that some of the newest methods of microelectronics and nanotechnology could produce glass with twice the strength of what is currently available. A new study from Rice University, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

2012-09-20 23:03:30

Pentair Technical Products announces the Hoffman® brand rugged Type 4X hinged-cover polycarbonate enclosures with stainless steel latches. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) September 20, 2012 Pentair Technical Products announces the Hoffman® brand rugged Type 4X hinged-cover polycarbonate enclosures with stainless steel latches. Featuring durable, light gray polycarbonate, integrated molded hinges for secure cover attachment and stainless steel hinge pins for chemical and corrosion...

Causes Of Shattering Glass Cookware: Margin Of Safety Is ‘Borderline’
2012-09-12 13:29:10

A new paper appearing in the September 2012 edition of the Bulletin of The American Ceramic Society for the first time provides a scientific explanation of why some glass cookware sold in the United States is more susceptible than others to “explosive” shattering and the possibility of exposing consumers to injury from flying glass shards. Clear glass baking dishes and pots are a staple in many households around the world and have been since they were first introduced in 1915...

Getting Good Vibes
2012-08-16 08:35:30

Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley researchers record first direct observations of quantum effects in an optomechanical system A long-time staple of science fiction is the tractor beam, a technology in which light is used to move massive objects — recall the tractor beam in the movie Star Wars that captured the Millennium Falcon and pulled it into the Death Star. While tractor beams of this sort remain science fiction, beams of light today are being used to mechanically manipulate atoms or...

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2012-07-16 20:09:08

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists at Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science reporting in the journal Nature Photonics said they have found a way to send images of light around corners. By shining light from a normal lamp through a highly scattering plastic film, the team was able to show-off exactly what they could do with spatial light modulators (SLMs). "The ability to image through inhomogeneous media is extremely valuable in numerous applications,...


Latest Transparent materials Reference Libraries

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2005-05-26 11:05:25

Corundum is the crystalline form of aluminium oxide and one of the rock-forming minerals. Corundum is naturally clear, but can have different colors when impurities are added. Transparent specimens are used as gems, called ruby if red, while all other colors are called sapphire. The word corundum comes from the Hindi kurand. The oxygen atoms in corundum are arranged in a hexagonal close-packing, with the smaller aluminium atoms occupying 2/3 of the octahedral gaps. The coordination of the...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Electromagnetic Spectrum -- The electromagnetic spectrum describes the various types of electromagnetic radiation based on their wavelengths. Radio, representing wavelengths from a few feet to well over a mile, is at one end of the spectrum. Gamma ray radiation is at the other end: the wavelength of the harder types is so short, in the subatomic range, that we do not have instruments capable of directly measuring it. While the above classification scheme is generally accurate, in...

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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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